A Compendious and Comprehensive Law Dictionary: Elucidating the Terms, and General Principles of Law and Equity

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Gale and Fenner, 1816 - 1022 Seiten
 

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Seite 2 - The ages of male and female are different for different purposes. A male at twelve years old may take the oath of allegiance ; at fourteen is at years of discretion, and therefore may consent or disagree to marriage...
Seite 14 - Evidence, therefore, of the agreement cannot be received without the writing or secondary evidence of its contents : 1. An agreement that by its terms is not to be performed within a year from the making thereof ; 2.
Seite 11 - The indictment is then said to be found, and the party stands indicted. But, to find a bill, there must at least twelve of the jury agree ; for so tender is the law of England of the lives of the subjects, that no man can be convicted at the suit of the king of any capital...
Seite 5 - A female also at seven years of age may be betrothed or given in marriage; at nine is entitled to dower ; at twelve is at years of maturity, and therefore may consent or disagree to marriage, and, if proved to have sufficient discretion, may bequeath her personal estate ; at fourteen is at years of legal discretion, and may choose a guardian ; at seventeen may be executrix ; and at twenty-one may dispose of herself and her lands.
Seite 7 - That no inhabitant of England (except persons contracting, or convicts praying to be transported, or having committed some capital offence in the place to which they are sent), shall be sent prisoner to Scotland, Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, or any places beyond the seas, within or without the king's dominions, on pain that the party committing, his advisers, aiders, and assistants, shall forfeit to the party...
Seite 14 - ... in which points all persons must appear alike, when their depositions are reduced to writing, and read to the judge, in the absence of those who made them ; and yet as much may be frequently collected from the manner in which the evidence is delivered, as from [*374] the matter of *it.

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